The information below has been put out by the NJSIAA Rules Interpreter and the NJSIAA Assistant Director Please take note.
Please review and understand the complete uniform rule RULE 3,Article 5, Section 5 which covers
If we all use the common sense explanation of VERTICALITY it will help us all make the right call or no call.
The principle of verticality means that a player is entitled to his/her space that is occupied, plus all the vertical space above the player. Therefore if a defender has his/her arms straight above his/her head, and the offensive player with the ball jumps up and there is contact with the defender's arms, it is not considered a defensive foul. The key to Verticality is REFEREE the DEFENSE he/she will make the call or no call for you.
Supervisor of Officials
The following information on HAND - CHECKING is to improve our overall understanding of what to call and when to call this foul.
Hand-checking is defined as illegal contact by a defensive player which impedes the forward and/or lateral movement of the offensive player.
Hand-checking should be dealt with early in the game, with particular attention being paid during perimeter play and drives to the basket.
The following information is to help us all when making a SCREENING call or NON call. After reading this information I STRONGLY ADVISE all of you to watch one of the best video that I believe will give you a better understanding of what is LEGAL and ILLEGAL when calling a SCREEN.
A legal screen is action by a player who, without causing contact, delays or prevents an opponent from reaching a desired position. Screening situations are more difficult to administer than guarding situations.